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Nic

Hi Hogmeister

Well that hog didn’t make a very good start then! Biffing females – not the done thing! But seriously, I have seen similar before and the female didn’t seem to take offence at all.

Kind of you to think my brain is worth picking, but I can’t really answer your question with any certainty. The best I can say is maybe! I have read that the nest is a larger version of a hibernation nest – similar materials. If you think of possible alternatives, i.e. a young hog practice nest building, or the like, a female nest does sound more likely. But, again, I don’t know whether she ever makes more than one nest and then chooses which to use or has a back up in case something goes wrong with the other. I have read that during hibernation if one nest fails for some reason that they can actually build a new one during hibernation – which sounds extraordinary – but not sure they would want to be away from a nest that long with babies. Trying to think into the mind of a hog – impossible!

Think you might have to wait and see. It would be lovely if hoglets appear. Fingers crossed.

Hedgehog